Tour de Texas, Week 4: Battling High Winds and Exhaustion in the Panhandle

Tour de Texas, Week 4: Battling High Winds and Exhaustion in the Panhandle

biking-texas-gruverThis week had it all—highs and lows. I spent most of the week traveling through the Panhandle, a region of Texas I had never visited before. It challenged me with a few long rides and rolling hills, but mostly wind. The winds in the Panhandle are surely a mighty foe, but they can also become a loving friend when least expected. In Dalhart, as I was bringing my bike into my hotel room, my neighbor asked where I was headed. When I told him about the ride, he said, “You’re a machine.” Just like all machines, we all break down from time to time—and it helps to know a good mechanic. Vernon to Childress September 22, Distance: 57 Miles I woke up dreading this day. By…View Original Post

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